United Way's Period Promise

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It’s easy to make a difference

In 2021 we hope you’ll help us set a new record so that we can distribute more product than ever to community organizations in our area. To make that possiblewe’ll need to collect more than 500,000 menstrual products – or their equivalent in financial donations. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re making it safe and easy to get involved. 

The easiest way to have an impact is to donate directly to the Period Promise campaign. You can do that by making a financial through this website, or by getting connected to a product collection campaign. If you want to go one step further, you can run a product collection or financial donation campaign with your family, friends, or coworkers! 

Organize today!

Register today to get access to a free toolkit containing all the bits and pieces you need to run a donation campaign in support of United Way’s Period PromiseWe’ll also add you onto our mailing list so that you can stay up to date on the campaign efforts, special events, and how to what kind of advances we are making in policy. Note: Toolkit will be sent mid April.

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This is a province-wide effort!

United Ways from across British Columbia and in other parts of the country are working together to collect and distribute as much product as possible. Are you from outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley/Sea to Sky Corridor but still want to make a difference? Using your postal code we can direct your donated dollars back to your local region.  

If you are interested in running a local collection campaign with your union or at your workplace, connect with the United Way that works in your region: 


United Ways in BC

United Way of the Lower Mainland 
United Way of Greater Victoria 
United Way of Thompson Nicola Cariboo 
United Way of Northern British Columbia 
United Way of Southern Interior BC 
United Way of Central Northern Vancouver Island 
United Way of East Kootenays 
United Way of Trail and District 
United Way of Powell River 


United Ways outside BC

United Way of Hamilton-Halton 
United Way of Northumberland 
United Way of Niagara 
United Way of Central Alberta

A history of major impact

  • In 2017, United Way of the Lower Mainland began working on this issue and collected over 30,000 menstrual products for community agencies in the Lower Mainland. 
  • In 2018, donations increased almost 7 times over – we collected over 220,000 individual products.
  • In 2019 we collected over 500,000 individual products! 
  • In 2020, during COVID-19, we collected and distributed over 450,000 individual products despite the unique challenges caused by the pandemic. In total, more than 75 community agencies received free menstrual products – pads, cups, tampons, and underwear – that could be given out to their clients.   

With the help of thousands of donors and partners, we’ve been able to get more than 1,000,000 menstrual products into our community, making it easier for people to get to work, go to school, attend their child’s school play, or provide for their family.  

     

 

Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 Period Promise Campaign